Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet,
performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal
about town, feminist, freewheeler, and
friend. One day, she is going to be an
ideas curator. Which basically
means, she will tell you
exactly what she thinks.
Until then, you’ll have
to read between
It’s not just nice to have this work together at last as a film, after the one and only glamourtime live performance at the Judith Wright Centre all that time ago, but very nice to be included in such a fine journal and an edition that features several Brisbane-based fellow travellers to boot.
The edition considers works that collaborate (knowingly or otherwise) and I love the that editors:
… allowed the idea of collaboration to remain open in order to encourage not just multi-authored works (between two poets, or a poet and a musician, and etc.), but poetry which actively collaborates with its own history, and so plays with ideas of authorship, attribution, hoaxing, as well as appropriation, intertextuality, genre and allusion. We wanted, in short, to call the notion of the ‘sole’ or ‘original’ author into question.
Given the challenges faced by the poetry community in Brisbane in relationship to authorship and credit, it was a lovely edition to be involved with, in a place that acknowledges that unskinned collaborative membrane between writer and writers, collaborator and instigator, muse and artist, lover and lover. Thanks to Judith and Nugget for their collaboration too. I hope you enjoy the work.